~ Colin's ability to throw himself backwards and scream when things don't go his way...like being awake in an airport at 5:30am...
~ Seeing 3 mid-twenty year old males walking down my inlaw's quiet street...tanned, oiled and in speedos...
~Gaining vacation weight. Boo.
~ Making a train cake for my 3 yr old...and it literally falling apart. I froze that sucker twice and the cab still disintegrated when I tried to frost it. It was a good thing that the candy hid it's many grievances.
~ Going to a bed and breakfast with quiet hours at 10:30pm...stated on every wall, every five feet. We got it. Quiet time at 10:30pm. I kinda felt like I was at summer camp...not a hotel/B&B that I paid for.
~ The large collection of German-speaking Mennonites that were at the same bed and breakfast. They only came out of their rooms for the 8:30pm banana splits...and to play shuffle board. Our family thought we had the place to ourselves till the free ice cream came out.
~ Bug bites. ON YOUR ANKLES. worst place ever. Well, one of the worst...
~ Cars 2. It was just not good. First movie theater movie for our little man and he asked to play games on our phones half way through the movie and than asked to go home 3/4 of the way through the movie. As an adult, I lost interest...so obviously a 3 year old would. If I wanted to watch a Bond movie, I would watch Daniel Craig, not an animated Disney movie.
~Coming home to enough penicillin to save a small third world country in my fridge. Apparently the fridge section turned off sometime during the week...and molded every food item in the fridge.
~ Noticing that my skirt is see- through...at work. Really. Pretty much sheer. This realization forced me to walk as closely to a penguin as possible without looking obscenely stupid. This did not happen on vacation, though I bought the skirt on vacation. This happened yesterday and it was uber awkward. I walked around Target and Lowe's with pretty much nothing covering the lower half. So, no more checking if I need a slip in my dark cave of a room. Always check with actual daylight.
~ Watching Colin eat his first cake and taste of frosting. Hands free, face first.
~ The low humidity 80 degree weather that we enjoyed. It was beautiful there. We came back to the so-thick-you-could-swim-through-it humidity and 100 heat index here in VA.
~ Watching Jack watch his first little from-the box fireworks. His expressions were priceless.
~ Changing less diapers cause my mom always changed the boys when she was around. Pretty much doing less cooking, less cleaning, less laundry, less everything that vacation entails.
~ Forgetting to log my weight watchers points and just eating what I wanted. Awesome...till the consequences added up...
~ The quiet car rides with just my little family. It was just us for those few moments before we rushed off to the other activities and I realized how much I love my guys.
~Going on a quick one night getaway with just my family on my mom's side to celebrate my grandparent's 60th wedding anniversary.
~ Bonfires with giant marshmallows.
~ Taking Jack on his first boat ride...and watching him get drenched by some waves.
~ Just being home and with family. It is always comforting. Makes me wish we did not live so very far away.
~ Hubby fixing our broken fridge with the powers of youtube and the internet...
And because a picture is worth a thousand words...here are some of my favorite A & A moments...
Quite possibly the worst food advertisement ever. Who would want shaved ice when you are thinking about lice? Anyone?
Cute boys dipping their feet in the water. Cutest.
As always, this is sponsored by the Daybook.